LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. BARRY. BANKRUPTCY. — George Hockley, greengrocer, Barry, has been adjudicated a bankrupt, so we notice from the Litmlon (iazette. ALTERATION OF ADDRESS. — Mr. George H. Simpson, M.R.C.V.S., has removed his residence and place of business from Windsor-road, Barry, to Arno House, Holton-road, Barry Dock. ROUNDERS.—The Gloucester Wagon Company team played a representative team of the Barry Company at Barry on Saturday last. Both teams played nine men cach. Score :—Barry Company—first innings, 7 runs: second innings, 17 runs. Gloucester Wagon Company first innings, 19 rnns; sccond innings, 36 runs. The following represented the Gloucester Wagon Company T. Griffiths. J. Prosser, W. Hoult, T. Cane, W. Morris, R. Sebright, F. Perry, F. Ware, W. Webber. THE RECENT RAILWAY SERVANTS' GATHERING. —Wc are glad to learn from Mr. Henry Woolley, the secretary of the railway servants' demonstration at Barry, on Good Friday, that the financial results have been very satisfactory. The receipts were as follows: —Subscriptions, £ 20 profit from tea, concert, and football matches, f19 total, £ 39. When all moneys are sent in it is anticipated that the committee will be in a position to forward a sum of £ 40 to the orphan fund of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants. A FOOTBALL MATCH WITH A BENEVOLENT OBJECT.—We specially desire to draw the attention of our Barry district readers to'a football match which is to be held at the ButiriU's Field, Barry, on Monday afternoon next, Mab'on's Day. On that day teams re- presenting the Barry and Newport coaltippers will play a return match, when the proceeds will be in aid of the funds of the Barry Nursing Association. The game will commence at three o'clock, when we trust there will be a huge crowd present. When the teams played at Newport on Mabon's Day last. the amount realised was over £50. which was handed to the New- port Infirmary. It is a thousand pities that we have not an infirmary at Barry, but in its absence probably no worthier institution could reap the proceeds of next Monday s match. The following will represent Barry :—J. Jones, back W. Murphy (capt.), J. Rees. F. Beck, and J. Davies. three-quarter backs: F. John and A. Saliss. half-backs: A. Hinton, T. Spencer, A. Hurley, H. Marsh, L. M. Rees, C. Ingram, F. Pritchard, and W. Stead, forwards. EASTER AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.—The usual services were held at St. Paul's Church, Barry, at Easter. In addition to the customary morning and evening services, two early services for communicants were held at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. The services were fully choral, and the anthem, Our Lord is Risen, was creditably rendered by the choir. The church was very prettily and tastefully decorated The decorations were chiefly confincd to the chancel, and undertaken by half-a-dozen ladies, who certainly re- ceived reward in the praise that was evoked. There was a really good collection of flowers, chiefly exotics, homely ones too, such as azaleas, hyacinths, tulips, primroses, and daffodils. Three vases of very choice white exotics on the communion table were very promi- nent. The panels of the reading desk were covered with a cross of most choice flowers of all colours, well blent on a red ground with a border of moss. It was really very beautiful. The lectern was J hardly less so, the profusion of choice flowers around the foot affording a very refreshing sight. The services were well attended throughout the day. There was only one sermon, viz., in the evening, when the curate-in- charge, the Rev. J. Price, preached from the text, 1. Cor., 15 c. 20 v. A good reliable Timekeeper saves its owner time and money. The best and cheapest are X cwman's English Lever Watches. Warranted for five years. Address, High-street, Cadoxton. BARRY DOCK. A FINE DOLPHIN.—A very fine dolphin, the pro- perty of a railway passenger, could have been seen on the Barry Dock Station platform on Saturday last. The fish measured fully 15in. long and its fins about 8in. each. NEW POST-OFFICE.—We are pleased to learn from the Cardiff postmaster, Mr. Fardo, that a new post- office for the transaction of post-office, money orders, savings' bank and parcel post business has been opened at Holton, Barry Dock. Collections will be made six times daily, and once on Sunday. LAST WEEK'S SHIPMENTS.—The shipments of coal and coke at Barry Dock for the week ending Saturday last amounted to 65,499 tons 8 cwt. This was shipped on board 33 steamers and 16 sailing vessels total 49. The imports during the week con- sisted of 1.355 tons of pitwood and 287 standards of flooring boards. The number of vessels in dock on Wednesday morning last was 54-25 steamers and 29 sailing vessels. A RECENT BAXKnrPTCY. The proceedings," says the Ercuhi// Expre* of the Cardiff Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday disclosed some very interesting details in reference to the way in which small public companies arc floated at Barry. A boat dealer, who admitted that he was to some extent insolvent, sold his business to a company. The solicitor to the company afterwards found it necessary to seize the effects in afterwards found it necessary to seize the effects in order to pay himself for costs incurred. This is an instance of what often occurs when new towns are being constructed, and those who take shares in small companies should be very careful to ascertain the facts." PROPOSED IRON CHURCH.—A further committee meeting in connection with the above was held at the Rectory last evening. Permission having been obtained from the clerk to the board it was decided to hold a concert in the Cadoxton schools on or about the 29th inst. Very satisfactory progress in the programme arrangements was reported by the sub-eommittee. It is also hoped to hold a social evening early in May in the Barry Dock district. The next committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, the 22nd April, at Mr. Bray's, Holton-road. BARRY DOCK COMPANY'S ASSESSMENT.— The Assessment Committee of the Cardiff Union met at Cardiff yesterday (Thursday). There was an appeal from the Barry Dock and Railways Company. The Barry Company made an offer that the committee would reduce the present assessment by £ 160, and would allow the assessment to continue, at its present value until January, 1893. They would agree to the present assessment. This was done. There was a large number of other local appeals. CADOXTON. ENGLISH BAPTIST CHAPEL.—A miscellaneous entertainment was given at the Mount Pleasant Bap- tist Chapel last Monday evening. Songs, recitations, and readings were given by local artistes. Miss Holloway presided at the piano. ESCAPE OF REFUGE GIRLS.—Detectives Scott and Oxley, of Cardiff, accompanied by Police-constable Roberts, arrested two young girls at Cadoxton on Tuesday evening. It appears that a couple of days previously they escaped from a Salvation Army Refuge at Roath, Cardiff, taking away with them some clothing. ELECTION OF OVERSEERS,-At a meeting of the Cadoxton Vestry held at the Board Schools on Thurs- day evening the 26th ult., Mr. Joshua Barstow pre- siding, the election of overseers was proceeded with. The retiring overseers were Messrs. George Garnett, and Rees Phillips. Messrs. Rees Phillips, Vere-street, and H. Bur bridge, Barry-road, were elected, and will 'be recommended to the magistrates in due course. THE FORTHCOMING CHURCH CONCERT.—By an advertisement in another column it will be seen that the grand professional concert in aid of the Cadoxton Welsh Church Building Fund, will be held on Wednesday evening next, the 8th instant, at the Board School in this town, under the presidency of Sir Morgan Morgan, Cardiff. A capital programmee has been prepared, and tickets are being rapidly taken up, so that there is every prospect of the concert being attended with complete success. It is intended to commence the concert precisely at 7.30, so that strangers who intends being present may be able to return home by the 10 o'clock train. During the evening. Miss Kate Morgan (a National Eisteddfod prize taker) will sing Dr. Parry's new and thrilling patriotic song Cymru Fydd," for her brilliant rendering of which she has been encored no less than twenty times in different parts of South Wales in the course of the past six weeks. PROPOSED PRESENTATION. — On Wednesday evening last a meeting was held at the King William the Fourth Hotel, Cadoxton. for the purpose of making preliminary arrangements for making presen- tations to Messrs. Edmund and William Renneslev, of the Three Bells Inn, Cadoxton, who are about leaving that house. The chair was occupied by Mr. J. McGill, and amongst those present were, Messrs. H. L. Jones, registrar of births and deaths T. Butler, E. Evans. F. W. Davies, G. Palmer, and F. Palmer. It was decided that the presentations should take the form of a valuable timepiece for Mr. Edmund Kennesley, and a walking stick for Mr. William Kennesley, which will be presented to those gentlemen on Friday night, the 10th inst. Messrs. J. McGill, H. L. Jones, T. Butler, and F. W. Davies were appointed a committee to arrange the preliminaries and select and purchase the articles. THE HOLIDAYS.—There was a very heavy fall of snow over the Barry district on Good Friday morning, which prophesied unpleasant climatic conditions during the holidays. However, the sun came out gloriously in the afternoon, and all traces of the morning visitor were soon melted away. Special services were held in several of the local places of worship. There were also a few visitor.- in the town. Trains ran every half-hour on the Barry Railway after mid-day; also on Easter Monday. On the latter day the weather was gloriously fine. Indeed, it would be impossible to conceive a more enjoyable day for a holiday. As a consequence the trains brought down visitors by the hundreds. Barry and Barry Island were especially patronised, the inhabi- tants of the district being conspicuous in good force oil Barry beach. There was almost an entire absence of drunkenness in the streets, and the police have nothing special to report. INTERESTING MARRIAGE.—The Old King-street Wesleyan Chapel, Bristol, was crowded on Easter Monday, when the wedding ceremony of Miss Anna Sophia De Witt, daughter of the late Mr. Adam DeWitt, late of 34. King-street, Bristol, and the Angel Restaurant. Vere-street, Cadoxton, Barry, to Mr. John Williams, builder, Cadoxton, was solemnised. The Rev. Mr. Cartwriglit tied the nuptial knot. Mr. Sidney DeWitt acted as best man, and the bridesmaids were the 'following :—The Misses Ada Louise, Kate Amelia and Mary Jane DeWitt, Mrs. Derham and Mrs House (all sisters of the bride.) and Miss Blanche Grossman. Amongst the relatives present was Mrs. DeWitt, mother of the bride. The bride was charm- ingly attired in a dress of silver grey, the bridesmaids wearing dresses of a darker shade. The presents were pretty and numerous. A good reliable Timekeeper saves its owner time and money. The best and cheapest are Newman's English Lever Watohfcs. Warranted for five years. Address, Exchange Buildings, Barry. DINAS POWIS. POSTAL NOTICE.—An additional house-to-house delivery has been established at Dinas Powis, East- brook. and Leckwith, and correspondence posted at the Bute Docks Branch Post-office before 12.15 p.m. and at the Head Post-office, Cardiff, bcfare 12.45 p.m. will be delivered the same afternoon. WENVOE. GLAMORGANSHIRE HOUNDS. — At Courtyralla Lodge, this (Friday) morning, the Glamorganshire Hounds will meet at half-past eleven o'clock. PENARTH. NAUTICAL SUCCESS.—Amongst those who success- fully passed the examination held by the Board of Trade, we find the names of Mr. Edgar L. Lugg(matc), and Mr. Leonard Hunter (second mate), both of Penarth. Both gentlemen were prepared by Captain Mills, Navigation Schools, Cardiff. THE CYCLING CLUB.—Owing to the severejweather on Good Friday morning the newly-started Penarth Cycling Club were obliged to postpone their trip to Whitchurch and Llandaff. A meeting of the members will shortly be held to decide upon a series of trips, and all interested in cycling will be welcomed. QUARTERLY MEETING—On Easter Sunday the usual quarterly meeting of the Presbyterian Sunday School, Plassey-street, was held, Mr. A. Travis occupy- ing the chair. The Rev. W. Francis Jones, of Cardiff, delivered a short address to the scholars, several of whom during the afternoon took part in the meeting. Much praise is due to the untiring efforts of the superintendent, teachers, and others, who had spared -c no pains in teaching the little ones. THE HOLIDAYS.—Good Friday and Easter Monday brought with them their usual large contingents of visitors, and although the rough weather we experienced on Good Friday morning kept many at home, yet in the afternoog there was a good muster of pleasure seekers. On Easter Monday, in spite of the great attractions at Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, and else- where, Penarth was well patronised. Amusements were heartily indulged in throughout the day. Steam- boats, trains, and 'buses were, until midnight, full of holiday makers. MISSIONARY MEETINGS.—On Sunday last the Rev. Josiah Mee, of Cardiff, conducted a series of meetings in connection with the Wesleyan Home Mission, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Arcot-street, and preached to large congregations in the morning and evening. The rev. gentleman also delivered a stirring sermon to men only in the afternoon. The meetings throughout were on the whole well attended, and it is to be hoped much good will be derived from the untiring efforts of the supporters of the Wesleyan Home Missionaries. RHOOSE. GOSPEL TEMPERANCE.—On Wednesday evening last week Mr. P. J. Byrne. Barry, gave a very edifying address at the Jubilee Hall on the above subject, which was characterised with an earnestness that could not fail to carry conviction to his hearers, that he fully felt the deep importance of the question he descanted upon, and was duly appreciated, and listened to with marked attention. The meeting was closed by prayer. PENMARIv. MARRIAGE.—On Saturday morning last, at Pen- mark Church, Miss Marian Morgan, of Aberthaw, was married to Mr. William Waddell, A.M.I.C.E., of the Engineers' Office, Barry Dock and Railways. The bride was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr. George Higham, A.M.I.C.E., of the Thames Ship- building and Iron Works Co, London. Miss Jane Morgan was bridesmaid, and Mr. James Lougher was best man. The Rev. J. Griffiths performed the cere- mony. Notwithstanding the fact that the time of the wecWing had been kept a secret, a large number of the inhabitants were present, and the happy couple were sent on their honeymoon with every good wish. Mr. and Mrs. Waddell will live in Romilly-road, Barry. NOLTON. ST. MARY'S EASTER VESTRY. The annual vestry meeting was held in the vestry of St. Mary's, Nolton, on Easter Monday, under the presidency of the Rector (Rev. F. W. Edmondes, M.A.) There were present: Rev. H. Morris, Curate: Messrs. T. S. Smith, J.Lloyd, G. S. Cameron, J, Cooke, J. Schwabb, D. Williams. The minutes of the previous vestry were confirmed. Mr. T. G. Smith was appointed churchwarden of Coity and chapel warden of Nolton. Mr. J. Lloyd was elected lay elector, who shall be qualified to vote in the election of lay delegates, in accordance with the constitution of the Llandaff Diocesan Conference. At the close of the vestry, a meeting of the congregation was held. Mr. T. G. Smith presented his annual statement of accounts shewing offertories £ 196 8s. 8d. expenditures, £214 16s. 6d.; balance due to church- warden, El8 7s. lOd. It was resolved that an earnest appeal be made to the congregation on Sunday next, to wipe off the debt. Messrs. J. Cooke, W. M. Richards, W. Edwards, Frank Butler, John Lloyd, and J. Schwabb were appointed sidemen for the ensuing year. The Rector expressed his indebtedness to the laymen for their cordial help at all times. LALESTON. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—The anniversary ser- vices in connection with Horeb Calvinistic Methodist Chapel was held on Thursday and Friday, the 26th and 27th inst., when powerful and eloquent sermons were preached by the Rev. Professor Price. Trevecea, and the Rev. D. Lewis, Llanstephan. The services throughout were very impressive. There were crowded congregations on each occasion. ST. LYTHANS. EASTER VESTRY.—The annual vestry meeting was held on Easter Monday. The Rev. Joseph Johns presided. Mr. H. Ellis Collins, Duffryn, was nomi- nated the rcctor's warden, and Mr. John Radoliffe was re-elected parish warden. Mr. Collins was also appointed lay-elector for the Diocesan Conference. LLANTWIT-MAJOR. VESTRY MEETING.—A vestry meeting was held at the School Board rooms on Thursday, March 26th. for the appointment of overseers. There was a very small attendance. Messrs. D. J. Jenkins. Great Frampton, William Andrews, postmaster, Thomas David, F. Sanders, and Edwin Davies, builder, were nominated for the approval of the magistrates. EASTER HOLIDAYS.—Good Friday opened very cold, snow falling from early morning until mid-day. The afternoon was cold but fine. Divine service was held in the Parish Church, the Yicar officiating. The attendance was very small. On Monday a number of holiday-seekers visited the town, and took advantage of a fine day to visit the numerous places of interest which abound in the ancient town. The chief points of attraction seemed to be our old church with its ancient monuments, the site of the college of St. Iitutus, and the old Town Hall and its historic bell. In the night a company of would-be actors paid us a visit. The town was placarded with bills announcing that the Strand Comedy and Burlesque Company" would give a performance of two comedies at the Town-hall, but the difficulty was for the audience to discover where the comedy finished and the burlesque commenced. Why do not amateurs have the honesty to state what they are 011 their bills, then the audience would be more lenient to them. LLANCARFAN. THE usual half-yearly vestry meeting, pursuant to notice, was held at the Fox and Hounds Inn, Llancarvan, on Thursday evening, when in the absence of the Rev. A. T. Hughes, vicar, Mr. John John. Ford Farm, presided. There were also present. Messrs. T. Price, W. Griffiths, E. S. Jenkins, M. Howells, W. Hopkins, D. Edwards. R. Davies. and R. Lougher (assistant overseer). The chief business of the meeting was the appointment of overseers for the ensuing year, and to examine the accounts of the assistant-overseer. A revision of the list of overseers having been made, it was unanimously resolved that Mr. John Lougher, Moulton, and Mr. Evan Lougher, Treguff. be appointed overseers for the next twelve months for East and West Llancarfan respectively. The Chairman, com- menting on the small number of ratepayers present, expressed an opinion that something should be done in order to try and induce the majority of the parishioners to take more interest in narochial affairs. He suggested that the time for holding the vestry meetings be changed from 7.30 p.m. to 3.0 p.m.. and as an experi- ment he would propose ihat the vestry meetings in future be held at 3 p.m. Mr. W. Hopkins seconded. Mr. Morgan Howells strongly protested against altering the time of meeting, as many, including himself, would find it practically impossible to leave their work for vestry meetings at that time of day. The motion was, however, put to the meeting, and declared carried by a bare majority. PORTHCAWL. Ax ENTERTAINMENT was held at Portheawl on Good Friday evening at Bethel (C.M.) Chapel. D. E. Williams, Esq., J.P.. Hirwain, was elected to preside over the meeting, which post he fillefl with credit to himself and the meeting. Appended is the programme —Recitations, Master Eddy James. Misses Katy and Bronwen James. Mr. Nicholls recited. How Jane Conquest rang the bell," and another recitation. Miss Blanch Rees sang twice, and secured an encore by her rendering of the Hotter Land." Mr. J. J. Harries sang, A boy's best friend is his mother." Miss Maggie Clatworthy sang in her usual efficient style securing an encore. Rev. D. Evans sang very nicely. A trio by Messrs. Peter Edwards and Edwin Harries, and Maggie Clathworthv was repeated at the chair- 91. man's request to the satisfaction of the crowded con- gregation. Mr. J. James recited •' The Lifeboa-u." A vote of thanks to the chairman brought the meeting to a close. Miss Pearce and Miss Ethel Rees accom- panied the various singers on the organ. BRIDGEND. HOPE IMPROVEMENT CLASS.-In connection with the above class a criticism night was held oil Thursday evening of last week. Mr. R. Hunt occupied the chair. iNIr. C. Brooks gave a recitation, entitled Billy's Rose." Messrs. L. Edwards. J. Lewis, and D. P. Morgans then criticised its delivery. Mr. Lewis Edwards recited the Ballad of Splendid Silence." Messrs. J. Lewis and T. H. Phillips were the critics. Mr. J. Lewis recited The Ship on Fire." Messrs. W. Lloyd, C. Brooks, and L. Edwards criticised the elocu- tion. A vote of thanks to the chairman and the singing of the Doxology brought an interesting evening to a close. THE LIYIXG OF LLANGEINOR. -The Rev. W. Coleman Williams, curate of Aberdare, has been appointed to succeed the late Rev. W. Llewellyn, as vicar of Llangeinor. The living was offered to the Rev. D. Pugh, rector of Bettws, but that gentleman man could not see his way to accept it. Mr. Coleman Williams is a good worker and is very popular at Aberdare. We wish him success in his new sphere. and hope that his coming amongst us will prove a blessing to his own flock and to the parish generally. There was a strong feeling amongst a large number of Church people in the parish in favour of appointing the Rev. W. Hughes, the curate-in-charge. to the living, but. as will be seen above, the Lord Bishop of Llan- daff in the exercise of his judgment has decided other- wise. We shall be sorry to part with Mr. Hughes. He is a gentleman well liked by all the denominations in the Ogmore Valley. YoexG PEOPLE'S GUILD.- On Wednesday, March 25th, a conversazione was held in connection wirh the above Guild, at the English Congregational School- room. Rev. J. Gwilym Jones (president) in the chair. The room had been tastefully decorated for the occasion by Mrs. E. E. Davies and Mrs. M. Davies, who very generously provided a liberal repast which was fully appreciated. The conversazione was followed by a short entertainment. We sub-join the programme, viz. Pianoforte solo, Mr. A. Vernon Davies duett, '• Anchored" Messrs. W. A. Elliott, B.A., and J. S. Jenkins; recitation. Virginia." Mr. J. Lewis spelling hee; song," Jerusalem," Mr. J. G. Jenkins: recitation, "all's well that ends well," Mr. Lewis Edwards reading competition duett. the sailor's sighs." Messrs. J. R. Jones and Mr. W. A. EIliett,B.A.; impromptu speaking; Miss G. A. Williams proved an efficient accompanist. This being the last meeting of the guild for the session, the usual votes of thanks were passed to the officers, and also to the leaders who presided at the tables, thus bringing to a close a most presided at the tables, thus bringing to a close a most enjoyable evening and a very successful session. AN ENTERTAINMENT was held at the Tabernacle Schoolroom on Good Friday. Mr. B. Lawrence (Eryr Morg.vnwg) presided. One humorous item in the pro- gramme was a mock chorus, entitled, The sheep's song," conducted by Mr. W. M. Davies. It was antici- pated that the performance of this chorus would be a rare treat, but alas the audience were doomed to dis- appointment suddenly, the choir came to a collapse, and decamped from the stage to the evident amuse- ment of the audience. We subjoin the programme:— Recitation, "YTren," Mr. J. Lewis; solo, "Cwymp Llewellyn," Mr. L. Williams; recitation, Miss M. Jones dialogue, The Welsh tailor," Messrs. Davies and L. Austin; solo, Mr. Evan David; recitation. The king of my heart," Miss S. Williams dialogue. Wanted, an English Church," Mr. J. Lewis and party; solo, The Sexton," Mr. W. C. Thomas: dialogue, Dewis Gweinidog." Mr. E. David and party chorus, Can y Defaid," Cor y Brigyn recitation, The newsboy's debt," Mr. W. Davies. Mr. W. Stradling moved a hearty vote of thanks to the chair- man, Mr. J. Lewis seconded, and it was carried unani- mously. An instructive and pleasant evening was brought to a close by singing the old Welsh hymn, "0 agir fy llygaid i weled."
ST. NICHOLAS PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY, before Mr. O. H. Jones (chair- man), General Lee, Colonel Tyler, and Mr. C. Valpy. XEW OVERSEERS.—The assistant overseers of the parishes of Penmark, Bonvilstone, Cadox- ton, Highlight, Llanveithin, Leckwith, Laver- nock, Llandough, Llancarvan, Llantrithyd. Mi- chaelstone-le-pit, Merthyr-Dovan, Michaelstone- super-Ely, Porthkerry, Peterstone, Sully, St. Andrews, St. Irfthans, St. George's, St. Bride's super-Ely, St. Nicholas, and Wenvoe, submitted their respective lists of overseers, which were approved. GAME TRESPASS.— Thomas Thomas, John Williams, Frank Barkway, and Lewis Thomas, four youths, were charged with trespassing in pursuit of game on the grounds of Thomas Tho- t, mas, Old Shop Farm, Wenvoe, on Friday, the 27th ult.-Richard French Thomas, prosecutor s son, gave evidence to prove that he had seen the four defendants in a hedge on his father's land with a dog. On approaching nearer he found a ferret in a bush, and the defendants ran away. -P.C. Alf. Peacock (241) gave corroborative evidence, and said that when searched he found on the prisoners four nets, which, with the ferret, he produced.—In defence prisoners stated they had received permission from Mr. Thomas, the Greave Farm, to have some sport on his land. They were proceeding from the Greave to ano- ther farmer, to ask permission, when overtaken by Thomas and Peacock.—Fined 10s. each, in- cluding costs.
CORRESPONDENCE. FATHER HYLAXD (Cadoxton)— Many thanks for kind greetings. YOUNG RADICAL (Cadoxton) — The article on "ft hat W elsh members are doing." was written by Mr. Arthur J. Williams (member for South Glamorgan). It was owing to an oversight that the signature was omitted. CORRESPONDENT (Caerphilly).—We regret that pressure on our space forbids our using your contribution. Next week we hope to do so. CORRESPONDENT (Llangrallo).—Yours will appear next week. J. D. (Cowbridge ). Thanks. J. M. (Pbrthcawl).—Though of some merit, your verses are unsuited to our columns. v L. E. (Nantymoel).—Yes we insert matrimonial advertisements. See our scale elsewhere. THE TEACHER'S CONFERENCE AT CARDIFF. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR.—Taking great interest in educational work, I have been pleased to witness the success attend- ing the Conference of the National Union of Teachers in Cardiff. However, in the printed list of local delegates. I was astonished to find that no Barry and Cadoxton representatives were present. Our go-a-head town cannot afford to be behind the times in matters educational, and for this rea-on I should have been pleased to see the names of either Messrs. T. Higman. T. Ewebank. H. H. Russell, and E. T. Williams present. Who will explain .'—I am, <kc.. Cadoxton. WHY AND WHEREFORE. THE GLAMORGANSHIRE FARMERS' HEDGES COMPETITION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR.—In January of last year I suggested to Mr. John Morgan, of Llantrithyd. the secretary to the Glamorganshire Ploughing Match, that a substan- tial prize should be given every year—limiting it each year to a particular district—" to the tenant- farmer whose iiedges are in the best condition."1 I offered, if the suggestion were taken up, to con- tribute C 5 a year for three years towards such a prize. The suggestion was generously taken up by Miss Talbot. his Honour Judge GwiÍym Williams. Colonel Tyler, and others. Several substantial prizes were offered this year, and the competition created great interest. I find, however, that a question has been raised as to whether gates and posts" should be in- cluded. and I have been asked what I intended when I made the suggestion. I meant the work done by the tenant in maintaining the fences on his farm. and I used the word hedges" because I supposed that the gates and posts on a farm were always supplied by the landlord. I am told that this is not always done—that sometimes he has to find new gates and posts, or that the timber only is supplied by the landlord and the tenant has to make them. In these cases it seems to me that the tenant, on making his entry, should distinctly state the facts, and that they should be taken into account. One thing is made quite clear to me by the cor- respondence which has appeared. The judges in all these matters should be strangers to the district. The duty of a judge in such competitions is at best sufficiently invidious and thankless. Bat. when discharged, however impartially and fairly, by those who live in the district, it cannot fail to cause ill-feeling-.—I am. ^c.. ARTHUR J. WILLIAMS. Coedymwstwr. March 31. — THE LOCAL BOARD ELECTION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—I wish to say a few words 011 the election addresses of the candidates for the Local Board election, and, though I may have to say some tilings that are unpleasant. I hope I shall say nothing that is unfair. I will begin with the old members, and take Mr. John Cory first. In his first election address, he promises to do his utmost to further the interests of the district, which promise, I tliink, he has amply fulnlled. Although Mr. Cory is not in constant attendance, yet his services to the board were free from partiality to any part of the district, and he is always ready to assist any good purpose, whether public or private. The next is Mr. Edward Hughes. I am sorry I cannot congratulate him on having kept the promises which he made in his first election ad- dress. In one paragraph he states that he is in favour of good streets in all parts of the district where the buildings are completed. Mr. Hughes has belied that promise very recently, when he opposed the private improvements in Holton. Mr. Hughes also consistently opposed the new road from the Police-station to Upper Cadoxton. and in the old days of the vestry opposed the widening of the road from Colebrook to Robin's-lane. He was one of those who forced the Highway Board to aban- don that scheme, although they were negociating a loan of 11,200 for it. Contrast, also, with the persistent manner in which he pushed forward the improvements to Vere-street and its ap- proaches, his opposition to the widening of the new subway so as to admit of the great traffic we hope to see pass under it. Why did Mr. Hughes object.' Was it because it gave entrance from the old Cardiff-road and upper part of Cadoxton to the Dock, and that Mr. Hughes feared that this would prove detrimental to the interests of Vere-street ? Why was Vere-street finished first, while older streets were not touched ? I will leave the ratepayers to decide. Mr. Hughes also voted against the adoption of the Free Libraries Act, although he never raised his voice against it at either of the two meetings of the Local Board, at which it was discussed or at the public meeting, and Mr. Hughes was present at all. Mr. Hughes, when the voting came on. not only voted against it, but. to my own knowledge. induced others to do the same. Perhaps he putt- it in the same category as public clocks, which. in his first address, he describes as luxuries not to be thought of. The third is Mr. W. Thomas. The Hayes, who has fairly well redeemed his promises, and is the only candidate representing agricultural interests. As taxation should not go without representation, and as Mr. Thomas is the only representative of Sully, I intend to vote for him. The fourth is Dr. Treharne. Avho tells us that his views are known to most of us. How this can be so I am at a loss to understand, seeing that we have never had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Treharne expound them. I believe he has voted twice at board meetings—once for the repair of the road at the back of his house, and the other time for that most 'obnoxious business, the re- tention of measles in the Notification of Diseases Act. an Act passed for the purpose of enriching the doctors at the expense of the ratepayers. At every public meeting he has always been called away before we could have the benefit of his wisdom, and I would recommend the electors to allow him to attend to the more pressing needs of his patients. As for the new candidates, I am puzzled how to class Mr. Garnett. His first election address is a perfect literary curiosity, from which I hope you will pardon a few quotations. I have a policy, and am not afraid to make it known." Well, what is it.' The smallest infor- mation would be gladly accepted. I am not a candidate brought forward by the Ratepayers' Association or any other clique." But now Mr. Garnett comes forward as the candidate of the labour party, though what connection there is between them I fail to see. Mr. Garnett says he would exempt from any extra tax the old parishioners of Cadoxton and Merthyr Dovan. How he intends to carry this out, if his views are the same now as in 1888. which I very much doubt, I cannot understand. The law says we must all be taxed equally according to our assess- ment. The one thing I admire in Mr. Garnett is his contempt for Acts of Parliament, and all the nonsensical methods by which the Government of the country is carried on. He says also. •• Find your own soap and water, gentlemen, to make the place wholesome. Now, after many weary hours of anxious thought, the only meaning I could elicit from this was that Mr. G-arnest, in his capa- city of guardian of the poor and overseer would find us no help in getting the necessary soap and water by way of out-door relief. If Mr. Garnett in 1888 was so determined, he will be more deter- mined still in "91. as the guardians have since sur- charged him 2s. 6d. for out-door relief illegally given. Mr. Garnett says he was chosen by the delegates of a. 1,000 working men. I believe nine voted for him. In 1888 he polled Unvotes, though asked to stand by many influential ratepayers and friends. I am curious 10 know how many he will add to that number. Mr. Garnett has lived for six or seven years in the district, and he has taken only an obstructive part in. and has never con- tributed monetary assistance to. any public move- ment. He has a soul above architectural display, he still persists in carrying 0:1 business in one of our primitive huts. Mr. Garnett professes to be a Liberal: yet. in the only political election we have had. he supported General Lee against the selected candidate of the Liberal Association, and on the Local Board he 0 would probably be found oftener in the company of the General than on the labour side. Mr. Copp. the proper labour candidate, deserves the support of the electors, and I hope he will find a higl1 place on the poll. Dr. Lloyd Edwards is also a thorough r-nd con- sistent Liberal, and deserves a trial. He has a very strong claim as the only candidate from what promises to be the most populous part of our district. He is also supported by the labour party. Mr. W. Thomas. Vere-street. is another candidate whom I would like to-see placed. He tells us he has had previous experience of local board, work. Therefore, the electors ought to secure his services. The last is Mr. John Jones, who, I understand, has no serious intention of competing lor a place on our local council, his only obicct being to ad- vertise his wares. Mr. Jones should have chosen, another way of advertising his goods, which would not involve any expenditure of the ratepayers' money.—I am. OBSERVER. •->- MR. D. J. GREIG- AND THE STAR. TO THE EDITOR OR THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR.—Your unwarrantable breach of confidence in publishing (against my strict injunction) both my private business letter and your extraordinary reply thereto, thus dragging me into a controversy I was desirous to avoid, compels me to adopt cne of two courses—either to instruct my solicitor to proceed against yen. or. more generously allowing for your youth and indiscretion, to correct the false impression your action is calculated to produce by replying to you in your .own columns. I choose the latter course, trusting'tlmt the lesson may not be lost upon you. In the first place, any person endowed with an ordinary sense of common decency will understand how a peison in my posi- tion has not a word to say publicly against the establishment of an intermediate school in Barry but when you deliberately go out of your province, with what looks very like maHi-f j/rrjirnxr. to attack private schools, most people will admit that I have a distinct right to cancel my advertisement in your paper, without being pilloried for so doing. Again, in spite of your scholastic experience you will not find many persons prepared to endorse your didactic remarks as to the exact number of pupils a private schoolmaster ought to 1 ave, or as to the remunerative equality of coal tipping and private teaching. You may be aware that I have more than twenty-five pupils attending my school, and. therefore, according to you. I am "doing an injustice to some or all of them." That. however, is scarcely a matter for you to decide. I am glad you admit that private schools flourish most where there are endowed grammar schools, for your admission allows me to say with good grace that, as a private teacher. I am in no way concerned about the establishment of an intermediate school in this district. In conclusion, let me say that I never expected you to regulate your opinions by my own.—I am. vours tra.lv. DAVID J. GREIG. 11. Azalea Avenue. Sunderland. [We wish to thank Mr. Greig for generously making allowance for our youth and indiscretion." It is very good of him, and we are grateful accord- ingly. We would like to point out. however, that we never attacked private schools we said that private schools unless supplemented by a good endowed school, can never meet the requirements of any district, still less those of a growing district like Barry. We can afford to ignore the tone of Mr. Greig's letter.—ED. S. W.S.]
^EXT SUNDATS SERVICES. BARRY ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.—Morning service, 11 a.m. SUl1(lay Sehod at 2A5 p.m. Evening service,, 6.30, Preacher. Rev. J. Price. Men's Bible Class, 2.0 p.m. in Church-mom. opposite Y.M.C.A.; teacher, Mr. Byrne. 'BARRY-OX-HILL CHURCH.—Service, 11 and 6.30 lUl1. Preacher, Canon Allen. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.—Morning service, 11.0 a.111 and C.30 p.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. Preacher. Rev. R. H, Lord. Mansfield College, Oxford. BETHESDA.—Morning 11.0 a.m. Sunday School at L.0 Evening, 6 p.m.—Preacher; Student, from Cardiff University College. ENGLISH BAPTISU "CHAPEL.—Morning service, 11.0 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. School. 2.30 lUll. ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL. Morning service, 11 a.m. Preacher. Rev. Oswald Parry. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. Evening service. 6.30 p.m. Preacher, Mr. J. Holloway, Canton. Cardiff. ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHAPEL.—Services at 11.0 iv.in. and 6.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 1',m. Preacher, Rev. Owen Prys. Trevecea College. RAILWAY MISSION, BAliny PUBLIC HALL.— Mr.Prothero. Services at 11.0 a.m. and C.30 p.m. Sunday School at 10.0 &.ru. and 2.30 p.m. WELSH CALVINISTIC METHODIST.—Services at 11,0 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. School at 2.30 p.m. HOLTOS (BARRY DOCK.) ST. PArL'S MISSION ROOSI.—Evening service, 6.30 p.m. Preacher, Mr. Byrne. ENGLISH BAPTIST MISSION.—Pastor, Rev. Ton Evans. Services: Morning 11.0 a.m. School. 2.30p.m. Evening 6.30 p.m. Preacher Mr. White, Barry. WELSH BAPTIST CHAPEL.—Minister, Rev. G. Ll. Williams. Services at 11.0 a.m. and 6.0 p,m. School at 2.0 p.m. WESLEYAN MISSION. — Conducted by Messrs. Johnson and Hodge. Services at 11.0 a.m. and 6,30 1',m. School at 2.30 p.m. BIBLE CHRISTIANS at the Hotel, opposiie Barry Dock Police Station. — Services at 11.0 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher. Rev. J. Honey, Pastor. CADOXTON. CADOXTON CHURCH, OLD VILLAGE.—Services at 11 a.ii!. and 6.30 p.m. School, 2.30 p.m. Preacher, Rev. A. T. Couch (curate). CHURCH MISSION HALL, IDDESLEIGH-STUEET. —Services 11.0 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. School. 2.20 p.m. Preacher, Rev. E. Morris (rector). MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHAPEL.—Services, 11.0 a"III, and 6.0 p.m. Prayer Meeting, 7.0 a.m. Singing Class. 5.0 p.m. Sunday School, 10.0 a.m. and 2.30 Preacher: Pastor. L. Ton Evans. Commu- nion Service in the evening. PRESBYTERIAN HALL, MELUOSI: STREET.— Services, 11 a.m. and 6.30 1'.m. Preacher, Rev. J. W. Matthews. WELSH CALVIXISTIC METHODIST CHAPEL, POXTYPRIDD-STIlEET,-3er-;iccs, 10.30 p.m. und 6.9 p.111. WELSH WESLEYAN CKAPE> .—Cadoxton Common. Services, 11 a.,I1L and 6 WELSH BAPTIST CHAPEL. OLD CADOXTON,— Services, 10.30 and 6 p,m. ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL, HIC-H STREET.— Services, 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. ROMAN CATHOLIC: Services. Picnic Hall, Vere- street (pro tempore.) First Mass. S a.m.. Lr..st Mass, 11 a.m. Sunday School. 2.30 p.m. Evening Devotion, Sermon and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at, 6.30 p.m. Priest. Rev. J. T. Hyland. SALVATION ARJIY HALL, Quarella-street. Ser- vices, morning, afternoon, and evening. WELSH CONGREGATIONAL CHUNC—Pastor. Rev W. Tibbott. Services at 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday School at 2 p.m.
BARRY DOCK WEEKLY TIDE TABLE. The weekly tide table at Barry for the seven daya commencing to-day (Friday) is as follows :— Morn. After. Hi, a.m. p.m. ft. in. April 3 Friday 0 10 0 53 25 11 „ 4 Saturday 1 43 2 33 26 8 „ 5 Sunday 3 25 4 9 29 5 „ 6 Monday 4 46 5 15 32 11 7 Tuesday 5 44 6 9 34 7 8 Wednesday C 32 6 54 37 5 SI Thursday 7 16 7 38 23 a
-:=- laboured and toiled to grow hay instead of dockleaves, I am distrained upon for tithe. -The law allows me, too, to choose my own religious pasture why should it then compel 1116 to pay for pasture which I never enjoy?" The only 'question on which there was the kkghtest difference of opinion was the question L of Home Rule for Wales. All were in favour of the principle, but some differed from others On questions of detail While the most ad- vanced demanded Home Rule on Irish lines, others—following in this matter the lead of Tom Ellis and other Nationalists—only desired a National Administrative Council with limited legislative powers. We are glad to find that the Liberal Federation intends shortly to pub- lish a pamphlet on Welsh Home Rule, which will contain an authoritative definition of what M meant by Welsh Home Rule. Until that is done, it is premature to ask Parliamentary candidates whether they advocate such a "measure or not. It is unfair to heckle a candidate about a measure the nature and the limits of which he is ignorant of. We believe, 11 however, that such a measure is necessary. No one but a Tory Postmaster-General denies the separate national existence of Wales and it would be but just and fair that there should be an outward and visible sign of our national existence. —♦ THE SLIGO ELECTION. By the time this number reaches our readers the Sligo election will be over, though the re- sult will not be known till to-morrow. We do not think that Gladstonians need have any fear of the result. 3Ir. Parnell has been beaten in every recent 10Ja1 election in Ireland, and even in Cork, where his following is admittedly great, the recent Board of Guardians elections show that his popularity is on the wane. Mr. Parnell seems to anticipate a defeat at Sligo, as he did at Kilkenny. He says now, as he said then, that he will not take the result of a bye-election ù's final or conclusive, but that he will go on fighting every election to the bitter end. Look- ing at the bitter spirit which he has already evinced during the elections, and his obstinate resolve to destroy the cause he once professed to love, we cannot doubt that Mr. Parnell—as far as his own will is concerned—is sincere in this policy. But unluckily for him elections cannot be fought without money and his sinews of War are being exhausted. His appeal to America for aid has fallen remarkably flat, and it will be impossible for him, with his present resources, to keep up the struggle. When one contrasts his present position with his position twelve months ago, one cannot help feeling some pity for the discrowned king. His violent language shows how acutely he feels the difference. No Words of abuse are too strong to be applied to 'his former friends and colleagues. They are the foul-mouthed Tim Healy," the jackdaw Davitt," the self-seeking Sexton," and all always have been" rogues and liars." Mr. Parnell by admitting his previous knowledge of their true character, lays himself open to a grave charge. If he knew that they were rogues and liars," why did he accept them as his col- leagues ? Or do their character change, as Mr. Sexton said, with their altered relations to Mr. Parnell? No more pitiable scene can be imagined .than that of a discredited politician reviling his former friends for preferring the e-irase of a nation to the greatness of a leader. ( THE CENSUS. ?■ .V On Sunday, April Gth, the census papers for -18!)1, will be distributed, and it is important that all, especially in Wales, should fill them up correctly. The columns which require care are six and twelve. Column six refers to profes- sion or occupation, and at first sight it is puzzling to know what is meant by employers," employed," and worker on our own account." .In the first place, none but traders or artisans "are called employers" or' employed." A schoolmaster, for instance, who has pupil teachers under him, is not an "employer." A man who works at a trade-say a shoemaker- on his own account, but employs no one to work "under him, is not an employer or employed he is, therefore, classified in column nine. The last column, however, is the most interesting to Welshmen as it refers to the language spoken." We hope that every one who has any knowledge of the Welsh language will not neglect to admit the fact. We 0 have lately had the Local Government Act, the Coal Mines' Act, and several others translated into Welsh and in -deference to an alleged increase in Welsh- speaking, the old language has been introduced into our elementary schools. Welshmen should, therefore, be especially careful to show that I-there is good causc for the recognition of their language. A further question arises, how much knowledge of English is necessary to qualify a Welshman to call himself an English-speaking man. This question has been referred to the education department, and has been answered in this way, If a man can give his evidence in English, he is said to be able to speak English." This is a good definition, and we hope that in 0 filling up the papers it will be remembered and properly observed. If any prefer to fill up their papers entirely in Welsh, they can, on ap- plication to the registration officer, be supplied with a Welsh census paper. It is no new matter to issue a Welsh paper. It was done as long ago as lHfil but we are glad to notice a great improvement in the quality of the Welsh translation. There is now no attempt at trans- lating English words for which there are no Welsh equivalents. ♦— By the death of Earl Granville English Liberals have lost one whom it will be difficult to replace. He several times came very near to occupying the highest place in the Govern- ment, but the prize never became his. He has been a prominent member of every Liberal Cabinet for the last quarter of a century, and by his death Mr. Gladstone has lost not only a valued colleague, but a most intimate and loyal personal friend. On every question of Liberal politics Lord Granville was thoroughly IiIOund, and in the trying times of the Unionist 8ecession Lord Granville manfully stood by his Leader and strengthened his hands. While his strong Liberalism endeared him to his party, his suave and courteous manner commended him to the Conservatives. He was one of those politicians—all too few—who can combine a strength of political conviction with unvarying courtesey to opponents. His own party, there- fore. are not alone in deploring his loss. — Holiday time has been kept in England in the usual way. There has been the appearance of war and the reality of peace. Nothing will content us but that the enemy's fleet should out- sail or out-manoevure ours, and that foreign troops should be landed at Portsmouth. Our army at Aldershot then advances to the rescue, and the enemy is of course routed and driven back. In spite of these warlike demonstrations, we still enjoy the realities of peace. We in Wales do not trouble ourselves with sham fights or pretended invasions. Welshmen have spent their Easter at eisteddfodau, or athletic sports, or horse races, or football matches. In spite of the threatening outlook on Easter Monday morning, the day turned out gloriously fine, and local sports and eisteddfodau were well at- tended.